Every person on earth is bestowed with certain talents or abilities which outright direct their purpose in life. This is a universal fact but goes a long way in meaning and comprehension. On the contrary, this perspective now has a rather far-flung prospect. Safe to mention, it has become almost an obsolete concept ever since societal norms took over our culture.
It’s a normal practice of our society to impose different choices on people. Even in your own circle, how many times did people actually impose their preference over the question “what do you want to become in life?”. This is a breeding ground for major problems that we cannot, just cannot ignore.
So, it’s fairly important we recognize talent and capabilities in people. We can start off small by taking into account of the habits of our children. Questions like “what do they do in their free time?” can actually help us analyze many things here.
It’s better if we develop an idea or a slight notion of their talents at a young age, so that we may plan ahead for them in a particular direction. But how do we know our children are starting to show their career aspirations?
There are certain behavioral patterns that children are bound to show. It’s up to the parents to pick them up, join the dots and make something out of it. The most apparent clue is that children tend to keep themselves busy in their free time. What generally occupies their attention is what piques their interest primarily and this is where we can keep track of what they normally indulge in.
And while they are at it, their dedication would be matchless. How many times have you caught your children spending endless hours after something? They’d channel their utmost dedication and in fact, sometimes make compromises for it. How many times have you seen your child skip playing in the backyard because they were rather occupied in something else?
In many cases, children do tend to conceal it from people. They like to keep it as a major secret because they are often afraid to be judged for it. While this is normal behavior, it’s down to parents to understand and give their children the space they need.
Moving on… watch the following ad because it perfectly captures the entire concept, henceforth, became our inspiration:
The key takeaway here is that children need a space to pursue their interest. We need to understand the behavioral patterns and connect the dots. Parents need to understand that kids shouldn’t be stopped from doing what they like and it should only be seen as an opportunity to deduce some sort of idea or conclusion about their talents and abilities.
Tell us about your experience with your child. What are the major interests that your children actively pursue?